Vischer Ferry Migrants


I spent about 2 hours at Vischer Ferry Preserve this morning mostly in the interconnecting trails near the river and up to the Spruce Circle and back.  The 5-minute drive to the main entrance can't be beat and the birds were good too.  Highlights include the following:
Wood Duck (18), Ring-necked Duck (6), American Kestrel (1), Belted Kingfisher (1), Least Flycatcher (ch-bek) (4), Warbling Vireo (4), Common Raven (1), House Wren (3), Marsh Wren (1), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wood Thrush (3), Veery (3), Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing (1), Nashville Warbler (4), Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler (2), Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler (1), Northern Waterthrush (1), Common Yellowthroat (2), Black-throated Green Warbler (7), White-crowned Sparrow (2), Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow.  11 of these were heard-only partly to save the strain on the neck and back by searching. Species without number count were usually very numerous. 

John H.